Morrow, James. "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 31: The Covenant"
Divergence: c 1270 BCE
What if: Moses couldn't get a replacement set for the tablets he smashed on the golden calf, and society had to be constructed without them.
Summary: An attempt to computer-reconstruct the law of Moses from the tablet shards, which have been saved.
Published: In w88 android (eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.; Author's Choice Monthly #8, Pulphouse 1990; and Bible Stories for Adults, Harcourt Brace 1996 (0151001928BUY, 0156002442BUY), SFBC 1996.
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Gloria Barberi as "Storie della Biblica per adulti: L'Alleanza", in I mondi del possibile (ed. Piergiorgio Nicolazzini), q.v.
Translation: Italian by Vittorio Curtoni as "Storie di Bibbia per adulti, n. 31: L'Alleanza", in Storie di Bibbia per adulti, Pratiche 1997 (8873804047).